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Ben

41 years of experience
1315 reviews
Ben
41 years of experience
Outstanding
Quick, and it works.

Peter

43 years of experience
1321 reviews
Peter
43 years of experience
Peter replaced my AC compressor/hoses on my truck today. Very happy with his service and communication on every job.
Excellent service in replacing my 2008 Nissan Altima's AC compressor, receiver dryer and compressor pigtail. Peter arrived early, got to work quickly and finished faster than expected. He also explained all the work he did very clearly.

Chris

22 years of experience
2116 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Chris was able to expertly troubleshoot my AC problem and even made accommodation (rescheduled) for a bad replacement part which I'd bought. I highly recommend him.
Chris did a great job getting everything done and even early, despite a major roadblock. My main concern was the lack of parts your mechanic gave him for the job. They didn't think of some of the angles about the work to be done. I would have paid extra to put the needed parts in, if I had to. Also, i do not believe i received a health report/50 point inspection, which I was hoping to get. Either way, Chris got the job done and didn't give up on making it work with what he had!

Peter

36 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
36 years of experience
Peter fixed my A/C so it's running nice and cold now. Although there was a problem with my parts which made him late by 2 hrs. He called me to let me know what was going on repeatedly during the 2 hours. Luckily my schedule could accommodate the delay so it was no problem. The important part was the continuous communication without leaving me hanging.
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Manuel

32 years of experience
528 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience
He had the correct equipment especially working on ac units according to federal regulation. He knew what he was doing, got the right part after 2 wrong attempts on the prior mechanic and everything is working as it should. I really wish I had him to begin with

Alex

16 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
16 years of experience
Alex was efficient and explained everything I needed to know . He put my mind at ease.
Alex was amazing. He kept me up to date through out and told me exactly what he was doing and what to expect.

Eduardo

19 years of experience
502 reviews
Eduardo
19 years of experience
great worker very professional

Emanuel

18 years of experience
81 reviews
Emanuel
18 years of experience
Emanuel was very professional and performed the service quickly. I would use Your Mechanic again and I will request Emanuel for my next problem. Thanks Your Mechanic

Steven

16 years of experience
97 reviews
Steven
16 years of experience

Matthew

33 years of experience
1113 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Matt, Is a professional !!! Great job !! Extremely knowledgeable about my car !!


How much does Car AC Compressor Replacement cost in Laguna Hills?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Laguna Hills. Our mechanics in Laguna Hills are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Laguna Hills.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Mazda 3 $1427 $1082.78 $343.95 7% $1545.03
2008 Chevrolet Aveo $743 $446.86 $295.96 12% $844.61
2016 Kia Optima $2335 $2006.98 $327.95 4% $2447.73
2013 Lexus ES300h $1699 $843.17 $855.89 14% $1993.42
2012 Lincoln MKZ $948 $644.53 $303.96 9% $1053.03
2010 Ford Mustang $1540 $1291.59 $247.96 5% $1624.84

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Car AC Compressor Replacement Service

What is the AC Compressor all about?

An AC system has many components: compressor, condenser, receiver dryer, evaporator, and hoses. The compressor, the “heart” of the car’s air conditioning system works like a pump taking refrigerant, (R-12 in older cars, R-134a in 1995 and newer cars) and pressurizing it, passing it along to the evaporator.

The AC compressor has several moving parts (including pistons and valves). These internal parts can fail, causing the AC compressor to stop working. It is common for the internal parts of the compressor to come apart and disperse metallic debris throughout the system. Consequently, it is a requirement to replace the orifice tube and the receiver dryer when replacing the compressor since some of the debris may have ended up there.

For an AC compressor to work, it needs a clutch, bearing, and an electrical connector. The clutch is driven by a drive/serpentine belt, which engages the compressor when you switch on the AC. The clutch can burn or the bearing can fail. If the bearing or clutch have failed, it is recommended that the compressor be replaced. Sometimes replacing the entire compressor with a remanufactured one can be cheaper than replacing an individual clutch or bearings.

It is also common for the seals in the AC compressor to go bad. The compressor may start leaking refrigerant and/or the AC oil. If the seals no longer hold, you will need a new compressor, as the seals cannot be replaced. A compressor may also fail if there is sludge or debris in the air conditioning system. If there is sludge or debris, the hoses, evaporator, and condenser should be flushed to get rid of the contaminants. When it is not possible to flush the parts, you may need to replace those parts.

Keep in mind:

This service comes with receiver dryer and orifice tube. It is very common for metals from the compressors to go throughout the system and get caught in different components. If the compressor is replaced without the dryer and the orifice tube, it will ruin the new compressor and it will not be covered by the warranty from parts manufacturers.

How it's done:

  • Check for pressure in the AC system.
  • Check for power and ground at the compressor.
  • If compressor is found to be faulty, remove all of the refrigerant.
  • Remove the compressor, receiver drier, orifice tube, and/or expansion valve.
  • Flush all foreign materials from the AC System.
  • Install new compressor, receiver drier, and orifice tube.
  • Evacuate and recharge the AC system.
  • Leak check for any system leaks.
  • Check for proper operation of AC system.

Our recommendation:

The most common reason for an AC compressor to fail is leaky seals and inadequate lubrication. It is good practice to turn the AC on periodically so that the seals don’t dry up and stay lubricated. If you notice a change in the temperature of the air through the AC vents (not as cold as it should be), get it inspected.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the AC Compressor?

  • No cold air from the vents.
  • Clicking sound from under the engine.
  • AC not working.

How important is this service?

In addition to your comfort, air conditioning systems add value to your vehicle. You should keep your AC fully operational. In some systems, the hot and cold air are blended to achieve the desired temperature setting. In these cases, when the AC system fails, you will not only NOT get any cold air, but the entire temperature regulation is thrown off.

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